Adding Employees (Web)

⚠️Before adding employees, make sure that you have set up your Account Structure. Learn more here.
Adding many Employees at once (Importing)
Adding Employees Individually
Adding Employees from the Schedule
Notifications for Employees

Adding many Employees at once (Importing)

If you have many employees, the quickest way to add them to 7shifts is to import them through our handy importer tool using an excel (.xlsx) spreadsheet, and following the template.

⚠️Managers / Assistant Managers will only be able to use the Import Tool to add employees within the same Locations and Departments they are in. They will also need the following Manager Permissions enabled:

  • Can add employees
  • Can edit employees
  • Can delete employees
  • 1. The instructions on how to import are listed under the 'More' menu > Employees > Import.

    ⚠️All staff will require a valid email address to log into 7shifts.
    ⚠️If an Employee has multiple wages, you must first enable Wage-based Roles under Company Settings >  Labor & Compliance.

    2. You can download an example of the template to fill out:

    3. If you encounter any errors, view more details about what is required by hovering over them:

    4. From there you may need to make changes to your Account Structure, or simply update the employee's information within the spreadsheet before that employee can be added. After you've made any changes needed to your file, you can attempt to upload it again by clicking 'Re-upload file'.

    Alternatively, you can ignore these errors and still move ahead with adding just the employees that did not cause any errors, since they will already have all of the required details. 

    ⚠️Note that the employees in your file, that did trigger any errors, will not be imported.

    5. After you click 'Import Employees', your employees will be populated into 7shifts and you will have the option to invite your employees at that time. 

    Please note that any of the users added to 7shifts through this method are automatically set up as Employee user types only. Learn more about Adding Managers here.

    ❗️Once an Employee has been added, their user profile cannot be updated by re-importing/re-uploading their information. Any changes must be completed from within their user profile.

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    Adding Employees Individually

    You can also add Employees one by one by:

    1. Going to the 'More' menu > Employees.

    2. Click on the green '+Add Employee' button. 

    3. Key pieces of information to enter in the Employee profile include:

    • First and last name
    • Email address (NOTE: All staff will require a valid email address to log into 7shifts)
    • Mobile number (for SMS and push notifications)
    • Assign Employees to their designated Locations / Departments / Roles

    If you are missing any required information, you will not be able to complete the profile until it's added. The tabs where details are missing will be indicated:

    Users will only have access to view Schedules for the Locations and Departments they're assigned to. Under the 'Assignments' tab, ensure they're assigned to all of their required Locations / Departments / Roles.

    Adding a Manager:

    If a user needs to be a Manager or Assistant Manager, select 'Manager' or 'Assistant Manager' from the "User type" drop-down menu and a list of permissions will appear.

    You can customize which permissions you want them to have. Click here to learn more about Manager Permissions. 

    ⚠️Managers / Assistant Managers will only have access to the Locations and Departments they're assigned to.

    Click here to learn more about adding Managers.

    Adding Employees from the Schedule

    Employees can be added directly from the schedule allowing you to add new Employees on the go. Schedule them for shifts without having to navigate away from the Schedule page.

    To add Employees from the Schedule:

    1. Click the 'Add Employees' button in the top left corner of the schedule

    2. From there, you'll be asked to fill in a few details for the employee:

    • First and last name
    • Email address (NOTE: All staff will require a valid email address to log into 7shifts)
    • Mobile number (for SMS and push notifications)
    • Assign Employees to their designated Roles they will perform.

    3. Once you've filled out the employee details, check the 'Invite employee(s) via email/phone' (you can do this later from their profile if you're not ready).

    4. Click 'Add Employees' to save.

    You will be taken back to the schedule and can begin scheduling these employees right away.

    ⚠️Head to the 'More' menu > Employees to input additional information for these employees such as wage, punch ID, skill level, etc. See steps here.

    Notifications for Employees

    Employees will be able to customize their notification preferences within their own accounts. For example, if they don’t want to receive SMS / push messages, they can edit notifications so that they only get emails.

    They can access these notifications settings, at any time, under My Account > Notifications.

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